Its 2017 predecessor revitalised a movie franchise that had lain dormant since its first entry in 1995.
Rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina is coming off one hell of a year between Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's 8 and it didn't go unnoticed by Hollywood, as Sony has signed up the red-hot star for its Jumanji sequel, Collider has confirmed.
According to Variety, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Danny DeVito has signed on to join the upcoming sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. In the sequel, four high schoolers discover Jumanji, now in the form of an old video game, and are sucked into the jungles of the game, taking on the form of very different avatars who must beat the story in order to return to the real world.
Details of the sequel's plot, title, and DeVito's character are not being disclosed.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a huge hit, raking in $962 million globally, thus immediately guaranteeing Sony to greenlight a sequel. "Dwanta Claus loves everyone", Johnson said. Awkwafina will be continuing her success in 2019 with a self-titled Comedy Central series and starring roles in two independent films entitled The Farewell and Paradise Hills. What's more, director Jake Kasdan, who is the son of legendary Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan, is returning as well. Kasdan is also producing with Matt Tolmach and Johnson's Seven Bucks banner.